Secretary-General Extends Condolences to Families of Turkey Earthquake Victims

SG/SM/19949
25 January 2020

Secretary-General Extends Condolences to Families of Turkey Earthquake Victims

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property in the wake of an earthquake in Elazig province, Turkey.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Turkey.  He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

The United Nations expresses its solidarity with Turkey and has offered support.

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